Step 17. Backfilling
We have reached the two week point from our new foundation concrete pour. The framers have completed the first floor sub-floor. All utility lines; power, gas, cable, telephone, water, sewer and sanitary have been installed. All inspections have passed. We are now ready for the backfill stage. At this stage the excavated hole around our new foundation will be re-filled. Dry clay and soil will be used to accomplish this task as to minimize any additional lateral forces onto our new foundation. Finished grade or the finished level of dirt is clearly marked onto the side of the foundation to provide a fill mark for our excavator contractor . Finished grade takes into consideration water run off away from the foundation, respective neighbours foundation heights and house entry/exits.